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Nov. 18: Exhibit opens about 12-year-old sheriff killer
November 16, 2015

By Nella Letizia, WSU Libraries

NiccollsPULLMAN, Wash. – How would Herbert Niccolls, the 12-year-old who shot and killed Asotin County’s sheriff in 1931, have fared in today’s criminal justice system? A new exhibit at Washington State University Libraries will prompt this and other questions related to the treatment of juvenile offenders past and present.

WSU wins grant for online Native American collection platform
November 9, 2015

CDSC POSTER 5.26PULLMAN, Wash.—Washington State University researchers have received a $69,500 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation—the first from the foundation to WSU—to support planning of a shared online platform for the curation, management and preservation of Native American library and archive collections.

May 12: Tushingham to receive Libraries’ Excellence Award
May 8, 2015

By Nella Letizia, WSU Libraries

Shannon-Tushingham-mugPULLMAN, Wash. – Shannon Tushingham, assistant director of the Washington State University Museum of Anthropology, will receive the 2015 WSU Libraries’ Excellence Award during an 11 a.m. reception Tuesday, May 12, in the Terrell Library Atrium.

April 19: Film fest, partnership based on late professor’s work
April 17, 2015

By Nella Letizia, WSU Libraries

PULLMAN, Wash. – Before filmmaker Humphrey Leynse came to work at Washington State University in 1970, he made the movie of his dreams. The subject was a remote island 180 miles east of the Korean mainland in the Sea of Japan/East Sea: Ulleung-Do.

April 21: Reception opens exhibit on Grand Coulee Dam
April 16, 2015

man-damPULLMAN, Wash. – The experiences of those who lived near and worked on Washington’s Grand Coulee Dam, built in the 1930s-40s, are explored in images, documents and objects in an exhibit at Washington State University April 21-Sept. 2.

Jesus or Judas? WSU Bible fix featured in Folger blog
April 10, 2015

By Nella Letizia, WSU Libraries

Jesus-versePULLMAN, Wash. – A rare 17th-century Bible at Washington State University is part of a discussion of Bible errors in this week’s blog from the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C.

Student highlights lives of World War II GIs attending WSC
February 17, 2015

By Nella Letizia, WSU Libraries

PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University honors student Claire Thornton grew up hearing stories of her grandfather, Dell, a combat medic during World War II. This year, Thornton studied the impact GIs had on Washington State College as they left the war behind and entered the halls of higher education.

Through March: ‘Ephemera’ exhibit details trash to treasure
December 11, 2014

By Nella Letizia, WSU Libraries

Greek-museum-ticket-80PULLMAN, Wash. – The passengers aboard the S.S. Spokane cruising through Alaskan waters in 1903 probably didn’t give their lunch menu much thought beyond what they would have to eat. Granted, its totem-pole shape was interesting – a clever play by cruise company marketers to remind them of where they were sailing and maybe to buy a miniature souvenir while on shore.

Grant continues support of indigenous culture preservation
October 20, 2014

By Nella Letizia, WSU Libraries

Kim-Christen-80PULLMAN, Wash. – A recent federal grant of $698,605 will help Washington State University continue to provide training to local tribal archives, libraries and museums in preserving their cultural assets through digital archiving technology.

Family photos inspire events about Japanese internment
October 8, 2014

By Nella Letizia, WSU Libraries

PULLMAN, Wash. – Patti Hirahara’s favorite photo among the more than 2,000 taken by her father and grandfather during World War II shows an older man standing on a road in the middle of a camp, rows of barracks stretching ahead of him toward the distant, leveled-off top of Heart Mountain near Cody, Wyo.